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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Finally an update

Ohmigosh, I am so so sorry I have not posted an update yet. All is well.

I had the babies about 3:30 this morning. It took until 7:30 to get to the postpartum room, and it has been a whirlwind of activity since then. Left all our stuff in the Labor and Delivery room. (Well, not delivery for us, since we delivered in the OR)

Finally got computer back and now am posting an update.

So, first of all, babies are wonderful. They were a little smaller than what the last ultrasound would have led us to believe. Our boy was 4 pounds 9 ounces, and our little girl was 5 pounds 12 ounces.

She came out first after about 30-45 minutes of pushing. About half was in the Labor room, and then half was in the OR. He turned head down, and I pushed him out in about 15 minutes. Actually his heart rate dropped, and so we had to get him out quick, so my pushing was augmented with a vacuum delivery. More on that in the birth story that I will try to write while here in the hospital.

Anyway, it's just been a whirlwind since then, learning to breastfeed, trying to find time to eat, a few visitors, trying to "void" (I finally did after a catheter!), meeting with the post-partum nurse - it seems like every time I want to stop and do something, someone else comes to the door.

Ok, more later, I just wanted to update you all that they are here. My lunch just came and I gotta eat. oh, and my little girl just woke up, and she's gotta eat, too.

22 comments:

cheryllookingforward said...

Hooray! Welcome babies! I can't wait to read the whole story.

Congratulations Mommy!

tootertotz said...

Huge congratulations! Enjoy the early motherhood fun. And let the revolving door of hospital workers begin...my room was like a hot nightclub for the 4 days I was in the hospital.

EWebey said...

SOOO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! Congrats!!!!!!

Angela said...

Wonderful news! I've been checking back about every hour or so, but deep down knew that you and babies were fine, just busy! Hope you have lots of love and support there to help you out.

Pufferfish said...

Congrats!!!!
Take care of yourself on spite of the whirlwind of activity.

Callie said...

Huge congratulations! I'm so excited for you and happy to hear that everyone is doing well.

Mo and Will said...

Oh! Welcome Gabby and Carlos's babies!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!

Mo

Pie said...

Yay!! I figured you got busy, just the start of life to come! Congrats Gabby! I mean Mom!!

'Murgdan' said...

Congrats!!!

Courtney said...

Wonderful! I hope you are resting comfortably and that things are going well! Congratulations!

Chrys and Mike said...

Rejoicing with you, MOMMA!

I can't wait to read the entire birth story. We're so thankful for those sweet babies!

Rosie said...

Congraatts... :) cant wait to see picts

Dandle Dreams said...

What wonderful news. So glad everyone is doing so well. Welcome to the world, little ones.

Baby Smiling In Back Seat said...

Congratulations! Hope your recovery goes well and that the babies can come home with you very soon.

Michele said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!

Beautiful Mess said...

WOOOHOOO Congratulations! I hope things calm down for ya'll and you're able to catch your breath soon. Can't wait to read your birth story and hopefully see some pictures of your babies!
*HUGS*

k said...

Gabby!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!

I am so so so so happy for you! Thank you for the play by play it was a fascinating read as I'm also going through similar struggles.

I hope you and the babies are doing great.

It's been surreal to be with you following you through this journey, start to finish!

***hugs***

Amanda said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

lilly said...

congrats, gabby!! i'm so happy for you, carlos and your babies!! i hope you are enjoying pure bliss in these first hours and days...

chezperky said...

gabby, I am so happy for you. I'm so sorry it took me so long to come over and post my congratulations. Though I've only got one bundle of love, I've been pretty tied up with her (back to the hospital for her for a couple days, and now frequent weight checks). Nothing compared to your two, I know, having been there/done that on having multiples before!

I wish you all the best - and I hope that motherhood is everything you always dreamed it would be. Enjoy your first mother's day as a bona fide Mommy!

Brenna said...

A huge congratulations to you and yours, and welcome welcome babies!!!! What wonderful news.

Sara said...

Awesome! Huge congrats.